I’ve been drooling over this top on net-a-porter.com for days. $395 :( :(
Since the lacy part of the dress I partially reconstructed yesterday was entirely too short for the dress I wanted to make (D:), I decided to use it to make a top like this with the remainder. It fits so interestingly! It hugs my curves like an XXL shirt fits a baby.
I removed the shoulder pads. Omg I almost referred to them as armpit pads. That doesn’t really make sense, unless they were like sweat absorbers or something.
I cut the sleeves off, then I sewed up the sides to make it a little more body hugging. Then, I attached the sleeves. Sleeves are the most difficult thing ever!! Ugh. I was dreading this the entire time. The stupid sleeves. So finicky. It’s like, the worst.
I CONQUERED the stupid sleeves…in case you were wondering. Then I cut off the bottom to an acceptable length, not some stupid length between an unacceptably short dress and an unacceptably long top.
After cutting off the bottom, I sewed a strip of blue fabric to “finish” it. The sleeves I’m leaving unfinished, since I sewed fabric to them and it didn’t look as good; or, the more likely story, I just got really lazy and didn’t feel like sewing them.
I also discovered that I can wear it with the skirt that I made yesterday for a complete redesign of this dress!! Looks amazing. I love lace. Sexy sexy.
You totally can’t tell in any of the pictures, but I also have a tiny pocket on the right side of the top. You can almost see it in this picture.